Arroz con Fideos (Rice with Angel Hair Pasta)

Arroz con Fideos
This is another Colombian rice recipe and as I’ve mentioned before in this blog, rice is a staple in a Colombian diet. Arroz con Fideos is a popular recipe in my family. As children, we loved it because of the little angel hair pasta in the rice.

MyColombianRecipes-Rice with Pasta




  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 2/3 cup angel hair pasta, broken into 1 ½ inch pieces
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups water or 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt

My Colombian Recipes-Arroz


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the angel hair pasta and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until the pasta is golden.
  2. Add the rice, stir with a wooden spoon and sauté for 1 minute. Add the stock or water, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Add the salt, cover and decrease the heat to low and cook for about 20 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  3. Remove from the heat, let it rest for 5 minutes and serve.
  4. Arroz con Fideos

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  1. says

    I have never combined rice & pasta before, but have seen in mediterranean restaurants where they cook rice with orzo. & I like it.

    • Cory says

      I love this rice as well, my grandma used to make it all the time. She also added crushed garlic to the oil before adding the noodles, the smell was amazing.

  2. Erica says

    Natasha and Soma,
    You have to try this recipe, It is great for kids!

    Garlic gives the rice a great flavor

  3. Yuly says

    Erica since I found your website I can not stop visiting it every day. You should definitely write a book! this rice reminds me of my grandmother’s recipe the only difference is that she added potatoes. Thanks so much!

  4. samir says

    .. lovely blog,, this dish was brought to colombia and venezuela and other latin countries by middle eastern immigrants ..its a classsic pilaf with the xception in the middle east they would use ghee/clarified butter instead of oil.

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